Eddie, who played rugby for Sundays Well in his youth, is the only two-time winner of the Junior Tour of Ireland, was only 20 when he finished fourth in the Rás and won the 2017 U23 Tour of Flanders. After entering World Tour racing in 2018 he got a late call-up for the 2019 Giro d’Italia after a teammate got injured and made a sensational Grand Tour debut; picking up a podium finish (3rd on stage 12) and finished 22nd overall. He was also 6th in the 2019 Tour de Wallonie and 3rd in the 2019 Tour of Yorkshire. A talented allrounder who likes to climb, he won the best young rider classification at this year’s Tour of Switzerland. His hometown in Cork has special Irish Olympic history as the birthplace of Pat O’Callaghan, a two-time gold medallist in hammer (1928, 1932).